American professor Robert Traum embarks on an adventurous and amusing journey through Bucovina to find Sami the projectionist, the only person alive that can tell him anything about his Romanian Jewish descent. His symbolic journey is filled with danger, the unknown and the surreal, but finally rewarded with a double love: on the one hand he finds romantic love, on the other the passion for old cinema, nomad, popular, naive and generous. Written by
A different kind of New Romanian Film
See more »
Did You Know?
The character Sami is based on a real, traveling projectionist of the same name, whom Barry Gifford and director Lucian Georgescu encountered on their trip in Bucovina. Sami was an projectionist by descent, the last of a line of projectionist and also the keeper to the local Synagogue keys. Shortly before filming was completed, the real Sami passed away. See more
I still believe in happy endings and I dream of the day when you will show up and tell me "I'm Robert Traum". What a beautiful dream!